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Category: Health + Fitness

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s now more comfortable and more inclined to socialize thanks to a custom made mask that’s partly based on his son’s face.

Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs

Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs
Three-year-old Tanner Jensen and his 20-month-old brother Skyler were both born with a rare genetic condition that you have probably never heard of. It is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and it means they can’t walk or crawl.

ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch

ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch
Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and activities into tabletop RPG quests.

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the Masses made eye drops based on Ce6, a substance used to enhance the potency of lasers against cancer cells as well as to treat night blindness. 

Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart

Iron Man Delivers Kid’s Robotic Arm: Proof that Tony Stark Has a Heart
Alex Pring now has one heck of a story to tell his friends. Not only did the 7-year old meet Iron Man, the Avenger met him to deliver his robotic arm. Alex was born with a partially formed right arm, but now he has the opportunity to upgrade it and make it look like all sorts of things.

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard

The Realm System Resistance-based Motion Controller: Work Hard to Play Hard
If you liked using the Wii, the PlayStation Move or the Kinect, keep an eye on The Realm System. Like the Wii and PS Move, it has a pair of handheld motion controllers but it also has rubber resistance bands that are tied to a waist strap.

Wishbone Thermometer Lets you be a Temperature Checking Ninja

Wishbone Thermometer Lets you be a Temperature Checking Ninja
When my son was an infant, he had constant ear infections, and we had to check his temperature roughly every 15 seconds or we felt like terrible parents and were convinced he had brain damage. The problem was he was also the lightest sleeper in the history of babies and would wake up at the sound me turning the thermometer on.

Lumoid Lets You Try Wearable Devices Before You Buy: Fit Tester

Lumoid Lets You Try Wearable Devices Before You Buy: Fit Tester
Lumoid is an online store that rents and sells consumer electronics, from prosumer cameras to the Google Glass. Recently the store opened up a new kind of service that’s solely for wearable devices. Lumoid can ship you up to five fitness or sleep trackers so you can try them out for a week.

Xyze Takes & Saves Body Measurements for Online Shopping: Extra Large Convenience

Xyze Takes & Saves Body Measurements for Online Shopping: Extra Large Convenience
Clothing stores online usually have sizing guides for their products, but those guides assume that the customer knows his size. A company called Xyze is working on a way to ensure you get the right clothing size when buying online.

This Seven-Year-Old Gets a Clonetrooper Prosthetic Arm

This Seven-Year-Old Gets a Clonetrooper Prosthetic Arm
The E-NABLE network is very cool: it uses 3D printing to make basic, low-cost prosthetics for children who are growing too quickly to qualify for regular ones. Their latest recipient is Liam Porter from Augusta, Georgia, who was given the limb by John Peterson, who built himself a 3D printer for the purposes of working with E-NABLE.

Exo 3D Printed Titanium Leg Concept: The Six Hundred Dollar Man

Exo 3D Printed Titanium Leg Concept: The Six Hundred Dollar Man
Prosthetic legs typically go for several thousands of dollars and stick out because of their robotic appearance. Industrial Design student William Root wanted to address both of those issues with his Exo concept. It’s a prosthetic leg that takes advantage of modern 3D modeling and printing technology.

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats
This year saw the explosion of wearable fitness devices, with many of them able to detect and track your pulse alongside their other capabilities. So why would you get a device that can do only that?

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered

This Nobel Winner Claims Prize Decked out in the Neurons She Discovered
This is May-Britt Moser, and she, along with husband Edward Moser and colleague John O’Keefe, just won a Nobel Prize for discovering a specific type of neuron. Moser is a leader in spacial reasoning research, and that’s what lead her to this awesome discovery.

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?

Double Amputee Now Has Choice: Cyborg Superhero or Cyborg Supervillain?
Les Baugh lost both of his arms in an electrical accident, and I’m pretty sure that sucked far, far more than I can imagine. While they can never replace what he lost, he’s now been outfitted with a pair of really badass cyborg arms from the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Charcoal Toothbrush Is Reportedly Not as Bad as It Sounds

Charcoal Toothbrush Is Reportedly Not as Bad as It Sounds
When I say “charcoal toothbrush” you probably think “CIA torture report.” You should actually be wondering “cutting edge dentistry or snake oil?” Yes, the charcoal toothbrush is an actual product that’s available here for about $10.

Immune Defense Is a Much Geekier Take on the Tower Defense Genre

Immune Defense Is a Much Geekier Take on the Tower Defense Genre
“Imagine a tower defense game where the tower is alive and moving. Imagine enemies that change not just their shape but their very chemical composition to overcome defenses. Imagine facing an enemy so numerous that they grow exponentially before it can even be estimated how many there are.”